Health Care Commentary

Sally C. Pipes, PRI's President and CEO, sat down with the David Webb Show on SiriusXM Patriot 125 to discuss how single-payer healthcare plans could impact union healthcare plans. [audio mp3="https://www.pacificresearch.org/wp-content/uploads/2019/08/Sally-Pipes-David-Webb-8.21.19.mp3"][/audio]...

Since announcing her candidacy for the Democratic nomination for president, Senator Kamala Harris hasn't been able to make up her mind about whether she wants to eliminate private health insurance. At a CNN town hall in January, she voiced support for nixing private insurance, stating, "Let's...

The Trump Administration on July 31 announced steps that could lead to the importation of prescription drugs from Canada, where prices are lower. This strategy is favored by President Trump but has long been opposed by many Republicans. Health and Human Services Secretary Alex Azar said that...

The Trump Administration's Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) has officially proposed legalizing the importation of drugs from Canada (e.g. the Safe Importation Action Plan). Canadians’ reactions provide an important perspective demonstrating why drug importation will harm the U.S. Despite assurances from Prime Minister Justin...

Without pro-market payment reforms, cutting edge medical treatments known as gene therapies run the risk of becoming the dance that no one attends. Gene therapies are not medicines, instead, they are akin to an organ transplant. These procedures typically use re-engineered viruses to repair, replace,...

The Trump administration just announced it is taking steps to introduce a "safe importation action" pilot program authorizing states, wholesalers, and pharmacists to import drugs from Canada under one scenario and from other countries under another scenario. There is no specific timeline for implementation of a plan...

Just over two weeks ago, U.S. District Court Judge Richard Leon upheld a Trump administration rule that expands access to short-term, limited duration health plans. The ruling represents a major victory for those in need of affordable health coverage. But the plaintiffs are appealing the ruling. And...